Patents Assigned to Apex Medical Corp.
  • Publication number: 20220265060
    Abstract: An air mattress includes a first air cell, a second air cell, a plurality of third air cells, and a body-lifting air cell. The second air cell includes a first air chamber, a second air chamber, and a structurally-weakened region. The body-lifting air cell is below the second air cell and at least one of the third air cells. The body-lifting air cell is inflated by an air source controlled by a control system. When the body-lifting air cell is inflated, a vertical distance between the top of second air cell and the bottom of air mattress is greater than a vertical distance between the top of first air cell and the bottom of air mattress. When the body-lifting air cell is inflated, the second air cell has a lower structural strength than the other air cells to have a cushioning effect against external forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Chih Kuang CHANG, Yen Chieh CHEN, Sheng Wei LIN, Po Han WEI
  • Patent number: 11197794
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a turning air mattress, a turning air cell, and a control method for a turning air mattress. With structural arrangements of an upper portion and a lower portion of the turning air cell as well as inflation and deflation control, the turning air cell having an upper portion that is wider and a lower portion that is narrower can further assist a patient in body turning, enabling the patient to easily achieve a sufficient body turning angle, further reducing the risk of likeliness to pressure sores caused by the structure of the air mattress pressing against the body of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chang, Ming-Heng Hsieh, Wen-Ching Cheng, Pi-Kai Lee, Yu-Chen Liu, Fang-Ju Chou
  • Patent number: 10709255
    Abstract: An inflation identification connector and an air mattress system having the same is provided. The inflation identification connector is insertable into a connection seat of a gas delivery host. The connection seat has a light detection component coupled to a controller disposed in the gas delivery host. The inflation identification connector includes a body and an identification structure. The detection result of the light detection component depends on the identification structure and thus is conducive to identification. Upon its insertion into the connection seat, the inflation identification connector is identified by the gas delivery host, enhancing ease of use and protecting manual operation against mistakes. The gas delivery host is not only applicable to different types of air mattresses but also conducive to streamlined management of the air mattress system and reduction of management costs and risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: David Huang, Wen-Bin Shen, Ju-Chien Cheng, Ming-Heng Hsieh, Fu-Wei Chen, Chih-Kuang Chang, Yi-Ling Liu, Sheng-Wei Lin, Chung-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 10675199
    Abstract: A patient support structure includes a first supporting part, a second supporting part and a third supporting part. The first supporting part includes a first resilient member; the second supporting part includes a second resilient member; and the third supporting part is between the first supporting part and the second supporting part. The first supporting part, the second supporting part and the third supporting part together define a supporting surface extending along a longitudinal axis, and the second resilient member includes a first supporting area and a second supporting area different in supporting strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chang, Shih-Chung Liu, Yi-Ling Liu
  • Patent number: 10426874
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wound management assembly. The wound management assembly comprises a housing and an exudate collector received in the housing. A gap is defined between the housing and the exudate collector to form a channel for fluid passage, wherein the fluid passes into and through the exudate collector and radially enters the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Tsan Chien, Chiu-Yu Yeh, Yeong-Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 10161392
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electromagnetic vibratory pump, comprising a first C-shaped winding and a first magnet. The first C-shaped winding comprises a first coil and a first electromagnetizable member. The first coil covers the first electromagnetizable member, which comprises a first main body, a first leg and a second leg. The legs are connected to the first main body, and the distance between the legs is reduced from a first width to a second width from the first main body. The first magnet swings in a circular tangential direction. A point of tangency of the circular tangential direction is configured apart from the first leg and the second leg respectively by a first minimum distance. The first minimum distance is less than a half of the second width. The first magnet is driven by the first magnetic line of force to move in the first circular tangential direction, and the first magnet is driven by the second magnetic line of force to move in the second circular tangential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Ming-Han Lin, Chiu-Yu Yeh, Wen-Hsien Lin, Chih-Tsan Chien
  • Patent number: 10085569
    Abstract: An inflation and deflation pressure regulation system is applicable to an air mattress with at least two air arrays, the inflation and deflation pressure regulation system comprising an inflation and deflation device, a pressure detection unit and a control unit. The inflation and deflation device inflates or deflates the air mattress; the pressure detection unit continuously detects an instantaneous pressure value of the air mattress; the control unit determines whether the instantaneous pressure value detected by the pressure detection unit when the air mattress is in a weight-bearing state has reached a preset pressure value before a preset time has elapsed, and accordingly uses a first inflation and deflation strategy or a second inflation and deflation strategy to control the inflation and deflation device to inflate or deflate the air mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Chung Liu, Ming-Heng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9901697
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a frame and an elbow engaged with the frame. The frame has a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface defines a connecting hole. The rear surface defines a receiving chamber. The connecting hole is in communication with the receiving chamber. The connecting hole is in communication with the receiving chamber at the rear surface. The elbow has a first end portion. The first end portion is connected with the connecting hole. The first end portion and the frame cooperatively define at least one air flow path communication air in the receiving chamber with external air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Tsan Chien, Ying-Chieh Hsu
  • Patent number: 9737680
    Abstract: A humidifier for a respiratory apparatus includes a first cover, a second cover engaged with the first cover and a partition plate. The first cover defines an air inlet. The second cover defines a chamber configured to contain at least some amount of water. A heater is configured to heat the water to generate humidified air in the chamber. The partition plate is partly sandwiched between the first cover and the second cover. The partition plate defines an air outlet. Air input via the air inlet is humidified by being mixed with the humidified air and thereafter ejected through the air outlet. The air entering via the air inlet is divided by the partition plate into a plurality of flows having different flow velocities, thereby form a plurality of flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Chia-Hsiang Hsiao, Chih-Tsan Chien, Ying-Chieh Hsu, Ming-Cheng Chang, Hsin-Wei Chen, Wen-Bin Shen, Shu-Chi Lin, Yi-Chen Lu
  • Patent number: 9687082
    Abstract: A gas communication device comprises a main body, at least one gas delivery pipe and a cover. The gas delivery pipe is at least partially disposed in the main body and forms a gas outlet at one end; the cover is movably pivoted to the main body and comprises at least one sealing structure for correspondingly sealing the gas outlet, wherein the cover is movable along an axis relative to the main body and away from the gas outlet so as to break the seal of the sealing structure on the gas outlet such that the cover is rotatable relative to the main body to expose the gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Jian-Cheng Huang, Ming-Lung Chang
  • Patent number: 9435439
    Abstract: An air discharge valve comprises a pipe connection base, a rotary member, at least one seal member and a buffer member. The pipe connection base comprises at least one pipe member which comprises an orifice; the rotary member and the buffer member are both axially connected with the pipe connection base to rotate about a rotation axis relative to the pipe connection base; the rotary member comprises at least one operational part, and the at least one seal member is connected with the rotary member and corresponded to the orifice; the buffer member comprises at least one corresponding operational part, and a rotation buffering space is reserved between each corresponding operational part and each operational part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventor: Wen Bin Shen
  • Patent number: 9278164
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound therapy system creates a negative pressure environment in the opening of a wound-dressing unit and a positive pressure environment in the collecting bag. Then a positive pressure detecting procedure is proceeded in the positive pressure environment and a negative pressure detecting procedure is proceeded in the negative pressure environment. The detecting results are sent to determine whether a micro pump is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Nan-Kuang Yao, Jhy-Wen Wu, Luo-Hwa Miau, Jen-Chien Chien, Li-Ling Li
  • Patent number: 9199010
    Abstract: A wound drainage therapy system includes a wound seal unit, a fluid collector unit, a vacuum driving unit and an actuator. The fluid collector unit is detachably connected with the wound seal unit, and the fluid collector unit has a multiple-pipe integration module and a collection bag. The multiple-pipe integration module has a first row connection port group and a second row connection port group. The vacuum driving unit has a vacuum generator. The actuator has a motor, a negative pressure detector and a positive pressure detector, wherein the motor is used to drive the vacuum generator to operate and the motor is detachably connected with the vacuum generator. A connection port of the negative pressure detector and a connection port of the positive pressure detector are detachably connected with another two connection ports of the second row connection port group respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Nan-Kuang Yao, Luo-Hwa Miao, Jhy-Wen Wu, Yu-Yi Chien, Li-Ling Li, Chih-Tsan Chien
  • Patent number: 9155858
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid container for gas humidification, which comprises a first storage chamber containing a bottom; and a second storage chamber comprising a top wall, a bottom wall and a side wall connected between the top wall and the bottom wall, the second storage chamber being provided with at least one opening which is above the bottom of the first storage chamber, thereby enabling the liquid in the second storage chamber to flow into the first storage chamber in a unidirectional way. In addition, also disclosed is a liquid storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventor: Hsin-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 9095644
    Abstract: A fluid collector has a container, a T-tube, a first screw unit and a second screw unit. The T-tube is connected to the container and has a main pipe and a branch pipe. The first screw unit is mounted in an outlet end of the main pipe. The second screw unit is mounted in a connecting end of the branch pipe, which is connected to the main pipe. The branch pipe has a detecting opening far from the connecting end and connects to a detecting device. By changing the length of the first and second screw units, different detecting values of the pressure are adjusted according to containers with different capacities. Moreover, with the flowing resistance resulting from the first and second screw units, different pressure variations are performed when liquid or air passes through the T-tube. Therefore, massive hemorrhage is clearly identified to keep the patient safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Nan-Kuang Yao, Jhy-Wen Wu, Luo-Hwa Miau, Jen-Chien Chien, Shi-Fu Chen, Li-Ling Li
  • Patent number: 8978656
    Abstract: A tube-positioning device mounted on a breathing mask and holding a breathing tube has a headgear buckle and a tube retainer. The headgear buckle has a pivot bracket formed thereon and having a pivot hole defined through the pivot bracket and an annular groove defined radially in the pivot bracket. The tube retainer is mounted detachably and rotatably on the headgear buckle and has two resilient arms, a clamping recess, a pivot shaft and two hooking arms. The resilient arms are curved and the clamping recess is formed between the resilient arms. The hooking arms are formed respectively on and protrude down from the resilient arms and detachably engage and hook in the annular groove of the pivot bracket. Pressing the resilient arms toward each other disengages the hooking arms from the annular groove to rapidly detach the tube retainer from the headgear buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apex Medical Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Tsan Chien
  • Patent number: D743022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventor: Chih-Tsan Chien
  • Patent number: D847352
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chang, Shih-Chung Liu, Yi-Ling Liu
  • Patent number: D857062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Pi-Kai Lee, Yu-Chen Liu, Pei-Ming Chien, Chia-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: D858583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: APEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Pi-Kai Lee, Chia-Wei Huang